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Audience Award SxSW Film Fest
"You've never seen anything like it...part comic road film, part Lynch daydream, and all weird...relax and enjoy the trip." -Austin Chronicle
"Zeros is a lively, funny and ultimately quite touching little movie...wittily written, beautifully shot and well acted" -Chicago Tribune
"Effectively romantic...his final scene achieves an emotional purity." -Chicago Reader
The meaning of life, the mysteries of mortality and karaoke strip bars are
just a few of the profound subjects examined in John Ryman's hypnotic road
movie black comedy. When twenty-something Joe (Mackenzie Astin) discovers
that he has just weeks to live, he goes on a personal odyssey to find his
true love (Jennifer Morrison), a girl he knew in sixth grade. Alone and
armed with a packet of prescription lollipops, Joe sets on a surreal road
trip that takes him from the beautiful Southwest desert to the sleazy
streets of New Orleans. Along the way , he comes face-to-face with a cast of
offbeat characters, that include a religious cult fugitive, an apprentice
stripper, and an insane ventriloquist-hitchhiker (Tenacious D's Kyle Gass).
Writer-director Ryman constructs an off-center world replete with wild and
unsettling visions of a not-too-distant future, as he skillfully balances
absurd moments of fantasy with touching revelations about the power of human
Directed by John Ryman, U.S.A., 2001, BetaSP, 91 mins.